The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / West Midlands
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 756 953 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.08% 16.16% 20.71%
As % of the Vendors category 35.97% 36.53% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 623 784 970
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,425 £23,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2102 2609 2321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.70% 44.25% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1613 2112 2015
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 316 £40,000 - 53
Staffordshire +5 90 £37,500 - 16
Warwickshire +4 79 £36,250 -14.70% 14
Coventry -6 75 £42,500 +4.93% 19
Worcestershire -12 49 £42,500 +54.54% 15
Solihull -6 44 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Shropshire +6 27 £37,750 +16.15% 14
Herefordshire -11 14 £37,500 +38.88% 4
Wolverhampton -4 7 £39,250 -1.87% 2
Walsall +4 6 £32,500 - 1
West Bromwich +5 5 £41,000 +28.12%
Dudley -2 5 £17,500 -50.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Halesowen -5 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 822 (43.86%) MS Excel
2 565 (30.15%) Windows
3 551 (29.40%) SQL
4 531 (28.34%) SQL Server
5 478 (25.51%) .NET
6 456 (24.33%) C#
7 442 (23.59%) Active Directory
8 396 (21.13%) VMware
8 396 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
9 336 (17.93%) ASP.NET
10 322 (17.18%) MS Office
11 303 (16.17%) MVC
12 300 (16.01%) JavaScript
13 296 (15.80%) HTML
14 260 (13.87%) CSS
15 256 (13.66%) Windows Server
16 254 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 254 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
17 243 (12.97%) Finance
18 238 (12.70%) Citrix
19 235 (12.54%) ITIL
20 210 (11.21%) MS Exchange
21 207 (11.05%) CRM
22 204 (10.89%) Data Centre
23 186 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
24 175 (9.34%) Cisco
25 162 (8.64%) .NET Framework
26 160 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
27 157 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
28 156 (8.32%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 210 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 136 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 101 (5.39%) IIS
4 59 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.49%) CMS
8 27 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (0.80%) Oracle UPK
10 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.64%) Apache
13 9 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.43%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.37%) SAS
16 6 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 822 (43.86%) MS Excel
2 322 (17.18%) MS Office
3 93 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.19%) MS Project
5 29 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) CATIA
9 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.053%) InDesign
9 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 128 (6.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
5 15 (0.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 15 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (0.80%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.43%) assyst
7 7 (0.37%) Sentinel
7 7 (0.37%) Shopify
8 6 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.27%) Infor LN
9 5 (0.27%) Magento
9 5 (0.27%) Maximo
9 5 (0.27%) MFGPRO
10 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 254 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (8.16%) Office 365
3 67 (3.58%) SaaS
4 41 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (1.92%) IaaS
7 20 (1.07%) PaaS
8 13 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.21%) G Suite
11 3 (0.16%) GitHub
12 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.053%) Google Play
13 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.24%) DNS
2 109 (5.82%) Firewall
3 94 (5.02%) DHCP
4 84 (4.48%) LAN
5 75 (4.00%) WAN
6 74 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 65 (3.47%) Network Security
8 60 (3.20%) SAN
9 44 (2.35%) VPN
10 28 (1.49%) VLAN
10 28 (1.49%) Wireless
11 25 (1.33%) VoIP
12 24 (1.28%) Internet
12 24 (1.28%) SSL
13 22 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (1.17%) Skype
14 18 (0.96%) HTTP
15 15 (0.80%) Unified Communications
16 14 (0.75%) NAS
17 13 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 144 (7.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 84 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 65 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 43 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 39 (2.08%) MySQL
12 37 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 31 (1.65%) NoSQL
14 28 (1.49%) Big Data
15 26 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
16 24 (1.28%) OLAP
17 20 (1.07%) Power BI
18 19 (1.01%) RDBMS
19 18 (0.96%) SAP BW
20 17 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 156 (8.32%) Visual Studio
2 119 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.91%) Subversion
5 14 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (0.69%) Selenium
7 12 (0.64%) JIRA
7 12 (0.64%) Moq
8 10 (0.53%) Mercurial
8 10 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
9 8 (0.43%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.37%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 3 (0.16%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.16%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.16%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.16%) TortoiseSVN
12 3 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 243 (12.97%) Finance
2 104 (5.55%) Manufacturing
3 91 (4.86%) Advertising
4 67 (3.58%) Retail
5 44 (2.35%) Marketing
6 35 (1.87%) Automotive
7 30 (1.60%) Publishing
8 18 (0.96%) Local Government
9 17 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 17 (0.91%) Law
9 17 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.85%) Legal
11 13 (0.69%) Games
12 12 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.43%) Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Back Office
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
14 4 (0.21%) German Language
14 4 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 460 (24.55%) Developer
2 260 (13.87%) Analyst
3 223 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 160 (8.54%) C# Developer
5 126 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 119 (6.35%) Consultant
7 118 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 115 (6.14%) Architect
9 104 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 89 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 80 (4.27%) IT Support
12 76 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
13 70 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
14 69 (3.68%) Support Engineer
15 64 (3.42%) Administrator
15 64 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
16 61 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 60 (3.20%) Software Developer
18 59 (3.15%) DBA
19 52 (2.77%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (25.51%) .NET
2 336 (17.93%) ASP.NET
3 296 (15.80%) HTML
4 260 (13.87%) CSS
5 186 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 162 (8.64%) .NET Framework
7 149 (7.95%) jQuery
8 119 (6.35%) Web Services
9 116 (6.19%) HTML5
9 116 (6.19%) XML
10 107 (5.71%) Entity Framework
11 105 (5.60%) AngularJS
12 88 (4.70%) WCF
13 69 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 55 (2.93%) Ajax
15 55 (2.93%) SOAP
16 54 (2.88%) WPF
17 49 (2.61%) LINQ
18 45 (2.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 129 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.58%) NHS
5 54 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 34 (1.81%) Clustering
9 31 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.39%) User Experience
12 21 (1.12%) CMDB
13 18 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.91%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.75%) iPhone
16 13 (0.69%) Blog
17 12 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 565 (30.15%) Windows
2 256 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 157 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (7.58%) Windows 7
5 141 (7.52%) Linux
6 123 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (4.22%) Windows 10
8 71 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 64 (3.42%) Unix
10 57 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (2.19%) Android
12 30 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.28%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.69%) SUSE
16 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.32%) CentOS
17 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (16.17%) MVC
3 235 (12.54%) ITIL
4 207 (11.05%) CRM
5 139 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (7.04%) Service Delivery
7 130 (6.94%) Mentoring
8 129 (6.88%) ERP
9 127 (6.78%) Web Development
10 107 (5.71%) Scrum
11 102 (5.44%) PRINCE2
12 98 (5.23%) Project Management
13 97 (5.18%) SDLC
14 93 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 91 (4.86%) Logistics
16 85 (4.54%) Software Engineering
17 82 (4.38%) TDD
18 70 (3.74%) SOA
19 67 (3.58%) Line Management
20 63 (3.36%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 551 (29.40%) SQL
2 456 (24.33%) C#
3 300 (16.01%) JavaScript
4 140 (7.47%) T-SQL
5 115 (6.14%) VB.NET
6 85 (4.54%) PowerShell
7 62 (3.31%) C
8 47 (2.51%) Java
9 35 (1.87%) VB
10 30 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 26 (1.39%) C++
11 26 (1.39%) PHP
12 17 (0.91%) VBA
13 11 (0.59%) R
14 9 (0.48%) F#
14 9 (0.48%) VBScript
14 9 (0.48%) X++
15 6 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.32%) VB6
16 5 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 160 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (7.84%) Degree
3 101 (5.39%) Security Cleared
4 72 (3.84%) MCSE
5 69 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 56 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 38 (2.03%) CCNA
8 38 (2.03%) ISEB
8 38 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (1.44%) MCP
9 27 (1.44%) MCSA
10 21 (1.12%) CCNP
11 20 (1.07%) MCSD
12 19 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (1.01%) LPIC
13 18 (0.96%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (0.91%) PMI Certification
14 17 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.50%) SLA
2 60 (3.20%) QA
3 21 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.37%) COBIT
6 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) BS25999
8 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.053%) GPG13
9 1 (0.053%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 442 (23.59%) Active Directory
2 254 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.65%) XenApp
5 29 (1.55%) Docker
6 20 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.01%) Firmware
7 19 (1.01%) vSphere
8 17 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 14 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.53%) XenServer
13 9 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.37%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.27%) NFS
17 3 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 93 (4.96%) SCCM
2 44 (2.35%) SCOM
3 29 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.55%) Puppet
4 25 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 21 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.64%) WSUS
8 6 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.27%) EdgeSight
9 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.21%) Kibana
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 396 (21.13%) VMware
2 238 (12.70%) Citrix
3 175 (9.34%) Cisco
4 85 (4.54%) Oracle
5 84 (4.48%) IBM
6 69 (3.68%) SAP
7 62 (3.31%) NetApp
8 37 (1.97%) HP
8 37 (1.97%) Symantec
9 32 (1.71%) Google
10 31 (1.65%) EMC
11 30 (1.60%) JD Edwards
12 29 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.44%) Dell
14 24 (1.28%) SolarWinds
15 21 (1.12%) Cognos
16 20 (1.07%) 3PAR
17 16 (0.85%) Xamarin
18 15 (0.80%) Apple
18 15 (0.80%) Infor
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: c£20,000 (dependent on experience) plus company benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + flexi hours
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Car or Car allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum + £8000 commission
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, retail discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago